Lord Levy was a senior member of Prime Minister Tony Blairs
inner circle and acted as his personal envoy in which role he travelled
world-wide meeting many Heads of State and senior politicians on
the Prime Ministers behalf. He also acted as Tony Blairs
adviser on the Middle East and in this role he established close
relationships with both senior Arab and Israeli leaders.
His unceasing efforts to move the peace process forward received
many glowing commendations from former Prime Ministers Blair and
Brown. Tony Blair praised Lord Levys extraordinary energy
and ability and wisdom, compassion and humanity
adding that Britain would not have been able to play a central role
in Middle Eastern diplomacy without him. Gordon Brown said we
should work together as Tony Blair and Lord Levy did for a two state
solution security for Israel and a viable state for the Palestinians.
Lord Levy was the Labour Partys chief fundraiser and has
been a driving force behind the Academies Programme in Education.
He first met Blair in 1994 and was instrumental in the creation
of New Labour.
Lord Levy qualified as an accountant before making his name and
subsequent fortune in the music industry. He founded Magnet Records
which was sold to Warner Brothers in the late 80s, and whose artists
included Alvin Stardust and Chris Rea. He is now Chairman of International
Standard Asset Management. He is also involved in a wide variety
of public communal affairs, deeply rooted in charitable work with
an abiding interest in the voluntary sector, welfare and education.
He is renowned for his fundraising skills and has been described
as the number one fundraiser in the UK.
Lord Levy has been the keynote speaker at many events, particularly
in the voluntary sector, over a number of years. He has also been
the guest speaker at both the Oxford University Union and Cambridge
University Union. Lord Levy is an outstanding and compelling speaker
What an inspiration if only our organisation had
a Lord Levy
It was a master class in how to ask a privilege to
Loved his honesty about what works and what doesnt
how do we get hold of him?!
He made us feel great the way he asked us all for questions
and also he took the time and trouble to shake all our hands
Thank you for introducing Lord Levy to the group he
makes it look so easy but he obviously puts his heart and soul into